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Tom Whiteside N5TW
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Tom Whiteside N5TW.
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The operating position at N5TW is designed for single-operator two-radio or multi-two contesting. There are eleven rotor control boxes and seven antenna selection switch boxes.
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Tom Whiteside N5TW and Phil Duff NA4M in the 2001 ARRL International DX Contest, Phone.
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AF5Z and WS4G operating in the N5TW multi-op effort for the 1999 ARRL International DX Contest, CW.
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This is the shack closet. It is narrow, but deep. At the far end is is the entry bulkhead for the coax and control cables.
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This is the entry bulkhead for the coax and control cables.
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Tom is in the process of building a real 160M foursquare. When complete, the ground radials will take over 10 km of wire.
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A view of the 40M tower at N5TW, as seen from the top of the 20M tower.
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A view of the 10M tower, looking up. This tower also supports the 80M phased wire vertical array.
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Looking up the 20M tower at N5TW. Every tower at N5TW has stacked monoband yagis.
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Reid Hill KC5YKX operated the 2003 ARRL November Sweepstakes, phone, low power, at N5TW.
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Reid ended up with a Top Ten finish in the SOLP category!
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John Dvoracek KE5C, operating in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest at N5TW. In the fall of 2003, Tom re-configured the N5TW station, adding a Ten-Tec Orion transceiver, and moving one of the two operating positions to a new table in the right of this frame.
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Another view of John KE5C operating in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest. The Alpha 87A amplifier moved from the right-hand side of the operating tables to the left-hand side.
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Dick Foster W5TA, working the 2003 ARRL 160 Meter Contest with the new Ten-Tec Orion transceiver.
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Because the rearrangement of the station makes it difficult for station B Operators to reach the antenna stack controls, Tom built-up a homebrew stack switching box for that station.

For even more photos of the N5TW station, see the following pictorials:

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